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Planning Department - Public Hearing - Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.

Planning Department - Public Hearing - Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

The City of Grand Haven Planning Commission has scheduled a Public Hearing to gather citizen input on the following requests:

Case 11-29: An amendment to the City of Grand Haven Master Plan. The proposed amendment would include the Robbins Road Access Management and Design Guideline Plan and designate a Principal Shopping District.

Case 11-30: A request to vacate the public alley bounded by Franklin, Pennoyer, Ferry and Albee.

Case 11-31: A request to vacate the public alley bounded by Pennoyer, Slayton, Griffin and Hopkins.

Dr. Stephen Monsma to speak on John Adams at Loutit District Library

Dr. Stephen Monsma to speak on John Adams at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- To complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit at the Loutit District Library, Dr. Stephen Monsma, Research Fellow at the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Pepperdine University, will present a discussion on the exhibit’s theme “Service to God” on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Monsma’s presentation reveals John Adams’s fascination with questions of religion and spirituality. Adams read widely in the subject all his life and he even considered becoming a minister in his younger years before settling upon the law. Despite his lifelong pursuit of religious studies and interest in spiritual controversies, his fundamental beliefs remained constant. As he affirmed to Jefferson at the age of 81, “The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my Religion.”

City of Grand Haven Planning Commission notice of special meeting

City of Grand Haven Planning Commission notice of special meeting

From: http://www.grandhaven.org

The City of Grand Haven Planning Commission has scheduled a Special Meeting for Thursday, July 7, 2011. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a proposed amendment to the City's Master Plan and to specifically consider an amendment allowing for the inclusion of the Robbins Road Access Management and Design Guideline Plan and the designation of a Principal Shopping District. The Special Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers at Grand Haven City Hall, 519 Washington, Grand Haven, MI 49417. For more information, please contact Kristin Keery, City Planner at 616-847-3490 or via email at kkeery@grandhaven.org.

Spring Lake District Library Hosts Constitutional Controversies Series

Spring Lake, MI--Born in controversy, the U.S. Constitution has been debated and discussed since its inception. The discussion will continue this summer at Spring Lake District Library during the three-part Constitutional Controversies Series. Three experts will discuss different aspects of the Constitution, and how those principles are impacting citizens today. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 20 @ 7:00 p.m.     Is Government Mandated Health Care Constitutional?

Speaker: Attorney and Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor Devin. S. Schindler shares his expertise on the controversial topic of government mandated health care.

Professor Schindler teaches Constitutional Law and Health Care Regulation at Cooley. He was named a Superlawyer by The Detroit News and one of “The Best Lawyers in America” in the fields of health care law and commercial litigation.

GVSU professor to speak on U.S. Indian Policy During the Adams Administration

GVSU professor to speak on U.S. Indian Policy During the Adams Administration

GRAND HAVEN--Dr. Sean O’Neill, history professor at Grand Valley State University, will present “U.S. Indian Policy During the Adams Administration” on Wednesday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, 1 South Harbor Drive.

O’Neill will be speaking about U.S. Indian policy during the Adam’s administration. He will also be discussing the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Louisiana Purchase that occurred both before and after his administration and overshadowed his term as president.

He is a Grand Haven resident and teaches American Indian studies, as well as Colonial America, and Social Studies Education. O’Neill has a BA from University of California, Berkeley and a Masters and doctorate from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hauenstein Center Associate Director to speak at Loutit District Library

Hauenstein Center Associate Director to speak at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- To complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit at the Loutit District Library, Brian Flanagan, Associate Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will present “John Adams-Fortunate Son of Liberty” on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Program Room A.

Flanagan’s program elaborates the fact that John Adams wasn’t born silver spoon in hand, and at the end of his life he was buried in a modest, granite tomb. In between, however, the Atlas of Independence was a man of tremendous good fortune. As we shall see, in lineage, love, and learning, John Adams’s luck was peerless.

Brian Flanagan is associate director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University, where he has worked since 2003. He serves as program director of the Peter Cook Leadership Academy and adjunct professor of public, nonprofit, and health administration.

Hauenstein Center director to speak at Loutit District Library

Hauenstein Center director to speak at Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN -- To complement the John Adams Unbound exhibit at the Loutit District Library, Gleaves Whitney, Director of the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies will present John Adams's view of "Fame," one of the exhibit's themes, on Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Program Room A.

Whitney's in-depth discussion will describe Adams as man driven by ambition, although he often denied the charge. In Adams's later years, he grew increasingly embittered by the public's exaltation of America's more charismatic founders: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton. In his retirement, Adams resorted to the margins of his books to personally revise the written record of American history.